NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Signs New Five Year $200 Million Dollar Deal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Signs New Five Year $200 Million Dollar Deal

NFL extends Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract

Source: CNN

Roger Goodell is here to stay

After weeks of tense negotiations, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension with the NFL

According to the NY Times, the contract will be five years, $200 million. Similar to how NFL contracts aren’t guaranteed, this one isn’t either. The NY Times writes: “90 percent of the potential compensation will be paid only if a variety of financial targets are met.”

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After the news of the contract was leaked, the six members of the NFL compensation committee, which negotiated the contract, released a letter to other owners and the media:

“Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with ‘market’ compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the best interests of ownership,” the letter said. “… We are pleased to report that there is a nearly unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.”

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Arthur Blank, head of the compensation committee and owner of the Atlanta Falcons, told The MMQB:  

“I’m happy that it’s over. I was just telling Roger that, in the history of the NFL, I’m not sure a big decision has been so transparent as this one. We got a lot of input from a lot of owners, a lot of guidance from them, and we feel very good about what developed out of that.”

For months, the status of Goodell’s contract extension had been up in the air. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, had made a late push to stop the extension, going as far as threatening a lawsuit. After that, he was removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee. (It should be noted that earlier in the season, Goodell suspended Jones’ best player Ezekiel Elliott for a domestic violence dispute.) 

Goodell has had a controversial tenure as the commissioner since 2006. Most think he bundled the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and think he was late on concussions. While owners think he hasn’t handled the NFL protests this year well.

Source: NY TimesMMQB


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